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KCSMMHZ
Jan 5, 2013 8:00am PST
200,000 households with heating. the refuse becomes a source of energy. >> by burning refuse we can reduce our use of oil and natural gas. that lowers seoul's co2 emissions by about 21,000 tons a year. but we can't really be sustainable unless we produce less waste in the future and recycle more. >> cherry blossoms provide a glimpse of seoul's greener side. compared to many other asian ities, seoul is a pioneer when it comes to parks, public transport and climate protection. this small river in the city center is an impressive symbol of that. long covered with concrete, it has now been restored to its natural state. it's a peaceful oasis in the midst of urban canyons. the new futuristic town hall also serves as a role model. the huge administrative building requires about 20% less energy for lighting, air conditioning and heat. its head designer sang-hee lee is relying on geothermal and solar energy. such technologies are to be used throughout the city in the future, because by 2020 seoul wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter. >> building design plays a central r
KCSMMHZ
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
their buildings more earthquake-resistant and energy efficient. the government is thinking of providing subsidies to manufacturers to build energy efficient plants and factories. the government will help fund these measures with bond offerings totaling around $45 billion. the cabinet is expected to approve the supplementary budget in mid-january. >>> the year 2013 has kicked off with a bit of optimism for japanese business leaders. the yen is weaker and the stock market stronger. many of them are hoping for a brighter year in the economy. prime minister abe joined about 1,700 company executives to toast the new year in tokyo on monday. three major japanese business associations have been holding the new years party every year. >> translator: i'm hoping that the business environment will provide a tail wind for us. and i'd like to see the economy pick up this year. >> translator: the japanese economy has hit rock bottom. neighboring asian economies are expanding significantly. japan must seize this opportunity to revitalize itself. it's our last chance. >>> business leaders have seen the nikkei go
KCSMMHZ
Jan 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
and corn -- cultivates crops like wheat and corn. >> that is half of the total energy we produce. it is a shame to let it go up in the air. that is why we thought it would make more sense to use the heat sensibly. breeding african catfish was a very suitable option. >> the heat is now being used for eco-friendly agriculture in the form of farm machinery. they receive a subsidy per kilowatt hour from the government. the cooperative is still not breaking in much profit because -- raking in much profit because the business is cost intensive. sales have been rather sluggish. >> how much fish that we process this week? >> 150 kilos. >> we invite people to taste the fish. every two years, we organize a festival. more people are coming. that helps, but we face difficulties due to the wholesalers and supermarkets, which offer imported fish at very low prices. it is hard to compete with them. >> for example, these cost just one.60 -- 1.60 euros. no supermarket is willing to pay that much. >> 2013 is a thrilling year for wagner fans around the world who are celebrating the 200th anniversar
KCSMMHZ
Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
in a relatively short time. the first contract with energy companies have been signed. while billions are being spent to bail out the banks, many indebted families feel they have been abandoned. >> seven months ago, we applied for social welfare relief. we have not had an answer yet. >> antonin solaris as a bit of money driving a taxi. he says the streets are becoming more and more empty. most people do not shop or go out anymore. he sees only occasional demonstrations against austerity measures. he says he wishes he could turn back the clock sometimes. >> i should not have taken out so many loans, and i should have been more careful with my money. i tell youngsters like my son to watch how they spend their money. they are going to have it tough. they have to learn that they cannot have everything they want. >> low taxes, cheap credit, and ill-thought and russian gains boosted the island's economy for a number of years. now tens of thousands of indebted separates are on the brink of ruin, like the ballerino of nicosia. >> the separate president has blamed expose banks for his country having to
KCSMMHZ
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
proof. it also includes measures to help businesses invest in facilities for renewable energy and expand overseas. it will also improve the health care system. the emergency economic measures are expected to total over $225 billion. there will be a shortfall of around $55 billion. the government has decided to make up the difference with government bonds for construction purposes. the government hopes to have the cabinet approve the supplementary budget bill in its meeting on friday. >>> the japanese finance minister says the government will buy bonds to be issued by europe's rescue fund. this is part of a plan to lead the yen lower and spur economic growth. the european stability mechanism or esm was established last october to support debt-strapped countries in the region. >> translator: japan in the future will consider esm bonds an important investment asset. along with other euro denominated bonds issued by major european nations. >> the government plans to use the foreign currency bonds to continue to buying esm bonds. government officials see the moreover as a way to stabilize th
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